Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Bodin, Jean
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A. Life and work

The French jurist, philosopher, historian and politician Jean B. was born in 1529/30 at Angers, the son of a textile merchant, and died at Laon in 1596. He first became a Carmelite monk, then, after Humanist training in law (mos gallicus) at Toulouse (1550–1560) he became an advocate at the Paris Parlement, the estates' organ of jurisdiction. He was an advisor to King Charles IX, then of his brothers François d'Alençon and Henri III, and a spokesman for the Third Estate at the Estates-General of 1576. As a Gallican politique, to whom worldly peace and state authority w…

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Maissen, Thomas (Paris), “Bodin, Jean”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004813>
First published online: 2015



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